Sunday, February 23, 2014

Another Wonderful OWH Sketch

It is Sunday so Marlene brings us another sketch....

Here is my take on the sketch;  a super clean card, perfect for  the guys!

And then I made a just for fun card! I just received some stamps and dies I ordered from Mama Elephant- such sweet images!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

It is a Card Sharing Day!

Hello- we had some sunshine and warmer temperatures today- a nice change for New England!

First up, the lovely ladies at Words to Scrap By have come up with a fun challenge for February: make a card that celebrates the Olympics!
Since I send my cards to OWH, creating a winter card now is 'off' season so I tried to come up with something that reminds me of the unity of the games and could be used any time of the year. I used a Mama Elephant stamp of 2 people holding hands and used the 5 colors of the Olympic rings to stamp the little gang of people!  The sentiment is by MFT.

This week at OWH, we have a glowing challenge:  The lightbulb is with the safe glitter paper by shiny in real life!

I had one of the cute little birdies left over from the Sunday sketch so I made another card featuring the Denami cutie!

And finally, Sandy is looking for more Hero cards. I watched a video by Dawn on making a window slider card...she gives clear directions and measurements- and I love her enthusiasm!
I thought this would be fun to make some Any Hero is easier than it looks! Go check out her video- I think you will be surprised at how quickly the card comes together!

Closed- a nice sentiment and image by Paper Smooches.

Pull the ribbon and the panel slides... covering up the eagle and showing another sentiment. I added a small panel to the right so I can write a short note. I plan to write more on the back of the
card. I like interactive cards!

Oh- if you have Netflix- have you been watching House of Cards with Kevin Spacey? (no- it is not about card making--it is a political thriller- not my usual genre.)
 OMG- it is my current addiction (thanks William!)! I do not watch a ton of TV but oh my- this show is so interesting and the characters-so different and some are not nice people!  I have watched 3 episodes of the 2nd season and hope to find time to watch more over the next few days.... it sucks you right in! All episodes of the 2nd season are available now....if I watch it all right away....then I have to wait for the 3rd season!

Have a great weekend and go make some cards!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Another Sketchy Sunday

Welcome! Marlene discovered another wonderful sketch by an OWH cardmaker! The sketch is based on a card by can visit her blog at


Here is Lori's  fabulous inspiration card:
                                212 sample Lori L

And here is what I came up with-something cutesy and something masculine:

That is all for today- time for a quick post!
Have a wonderful week and if you are off tomorrow- enjoy President's Day....I like Abe and George!

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Snow is not Punny....

Are you sick of all of the snow? It is getting a bit old! 
This week OWH is challenging the card makers to create cards using puns.
Luckily, I have a few stamp sets with puns.

Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Valentines Day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 10, 2014

OWH Sketch 211 and 2 New Loves!

Hello! I hope you are enjoying the Olympics and have had time to watch some of the events.
Today I am sharing a few cards- 3 are inspired by this week's sketch

I like this sketch- one card I stayed true ot the sketch- the others..well.... I went off track a little bit!
 The most true to the sketch!

 Based on the sketch- the bears are so stinkin cute and I love this frame from CTMH Artbooking--- my newest favorite Cricut cartridge!

 The frame above is also from Artbooking. And the stamp and die cut below- yup- from CTMH! I think you already know my newest love is Artbooking-- but I am also wondering where enamel dots have been all my life?  I love how sleek they are, not a high profile and they add just a touch of fun!

Have a wonderful week...I have a 4 day weekend coming up! I recently worked an unexpected I am taking this Friday off to compensate for my time...sweet! 
Thanks for stopping by- a shout out to my girls-- wawa2 to Tessa, Maggie, Paige and Cori--- and of course- to Lola!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Quick Card!

Hello! Just a quick card to play along with today's Midweek Throw Down at OWH-we are challenged to make a card with hexagons.

 I used Spellbinders dies for the hexagons,  Bo Bunny Smoochable 6x6 paper pad, Bazzill cardstock, Memory Box Classic uppercase alphabet die, Signo white pen, a stamp from 'You' by Simon Says Stamp and enamel dots by My Mind's Eye- Lost and Found these! Perfect for OWH- lots of shine without glitter and a low profile. Can you see the shimmer? I also purchased some enamel dots by Doodlebug-love a simple accent!

Have a wonderful rest of the week and I hope you are safe if you are having some wintery weather.
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Manly Yes...But I Like it Too! (And an Anniversary Shout Out!)

Do you remember the Irish Spring commercial? This weekend OWH is having a Card Bowl and we are challenged to make masculine cards.... thus the first part of my title!
             card bowl

Yesterday's challenge was for the monthly ODBD challenge and for February we are to make a card with the color brown. And amazingly- we have already exceed the goal of 50 cards! Wahooo!
Please go see all of the great cards!

I used MFT camera die and stamps- and yes- I heat embossed the sentiment! A rarity for me! LOL 

Today's OWH sketch is fabulous and the sample card is by Donna- one the absolutely nicest people I have 'met' online-and so very talented too! You have to go visit Donna

                                              210 sample

For my sketch card, I used a CTMH stamp and die cut from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. I was very surprised on my birthday with a bit of cash so I splurged and purchased some crafty supplies......  and man did I have some fun ordering!! I ordered the CTMH Artbooking cartridge and a few CTMH stamp sets, some Paper Smooches stamps and dies and some embellishments from Simon Says Stamp! I also re-stocked my supply of Copic X-press It Blending Card with an Amazon gift card---so I have loved coming home from busy work days to find packages waiting for me! lol!

And did you know that  Paper Smooches is celebrating their 3rd anniversary? They are-and they have new releases too! I am so impressed with the quality of all of the products, how fun and cute the images are, the super fast shipping and the customer service is OUTSTANDING! Go give Kim some love and help celebrate!

Here is a card I made in honor of the anniversary... I look up to Kim--her talent, her kindness and her business! I tried to keep with the OWH manly theme- and I love this paper-- I hope that coral/pinky color in a few of the squares is not too feminine- I tried to color the hippo's tongue the same color!

Well- I hope everyone has a great week and enjoys the game tonite. I know there will be heartbroken fans as well as joyous fans...I look forward to an exciting game!
Hello to my girls- Tessa, Cori, Maggie, Paige and Lola!
Thanks for stopping by, 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

CardBowl 2014- The Broncos...really?

Hello everyone! I have not posted for a while...I have been extra busy and working long long that I think I am delusional! I am picking the Broncos???? OWH is having a CardBowl this weekend and our first challenge is to make a masculine card based on one of the teams. As a die-hard Patriots fan- I am not thrilled with the Broncos (I will get over it... eventually) but I do think they are going to win.

I apologize, my cards are  crooked....that is how my week rolled...all week long- but today is a new day and I started it off making cards- so it is all good! I used Paper Smooches stamps- LOVE PS- great customer service, great quality stamps and dies and stinkin cute images- please go visit Kim- she has a wonderful blog and store! 
I tried some white flock on the top card- thanks Jen!

And I decided to play along with CC Designs this month so I used a sweet bunny/child precious! And there is more flock on the tail!  They have a sketch challenge this time-join in on the fun!

And oh my- I almost missed Marlene's sketch challenge from Sunday 1/26... I just realized I did not make a card on Sunday- as I usually here is my late card. Another shout out to Jen- I purchased some of her stash and love this Unity shirt- so simple but I think it is perfect for no-frilly masculine cards!

And to round out my catch-up post- I have a kids card for the MWTD of 1/29.  Another Paper Smooches stamp set- again- thanks to Jen! LOL  And the middle egg is on an Action Wobble-a little extra fun for a child!

And a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Paige-- I hope your weekend is ginormously fun! I miss you and cannot wait to come visit you in the big city again! (Sorry my other P girls...this one is just about your sister....on your birthday, you will get a shout out just for you! LOL- you too Lola!) 
Thanks for stopping by,
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